Navigation Links
Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
Date:5/14/2010

Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

FRIDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can resume using the vaccine Rotarix to prevent rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrhea in children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

On March 22, the FDA recommended that doctors temporarily stop using the oral vaccine -- one of two brands available to prevent rotavirus -- because doses appeared to be contaminated with a benign pig virus.

The FDA said it wanted to identify the source of the contamination and make certain that any potential harm from contamination had been identified. The pig virus -- known as porcine circovirus 1 (PCV1) -- isn't known to cause illness in humans, FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said at the time.

In a statement released Friday, the FDA said it had determined that "it is appropriate for clinicians and health care professionals to resume the use of Rotarix and to continue the use of RotaTeq," a second rotavirus vaccine.

The agency said it based its decision on an evaluation of information from laboratory results from the manufacturer (Rotarix is made by GlaxoSmithKline) and the FDA's own laboratories, as well as a review of the scientific literature and advice from scientific and public health experts.

In reaching its decision, the FDA cited both vaccines' safety records, which include clinical trials involving tens of thousands of patients as well as the experience of millions of vaccine recipients.

The agency said there's no evidence that PCV1 or PCV2 pose a safety risk in humans, and neither is known to cause infection or illness in humans.

The FDA also pointed to the vaccines' benefits, which it called "substantial."

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rotavirus causes vomiting, fever and dehydration and is the leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Interruptions Make Doctors Lose Track of Tasks
2. Traffic Logix Solutions Protect Doctors and Patients at Northeastern Hospitals
3. Barbara Walters Prognosis Is Excellent, Doctors Say
4. Doctors use ultrasound to diagnose possible muscular trauma in professional athletes on-site
5. Harvard Health Letter Features Q&As from Harvard Doctors
6. Mom-Doctors: How they Balance Home and Career
7. Strategy to help doctors determine when to treat retinopathy of prematurity
8. AngioDynamics' VenaCure EVLTTM System for Varicose Veins To Be Featured On 'The Doctors' National Television Program
9. MarijuanaDoctors.com Announces Weed Team Contest Winner, Adds Additional Trip to the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam
10. National Allergy Supply, The Allergy Products Company Recommended By More Than 9,500 Doctors Nationwide, Announces 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee
11. HCL Thames Medics says more locum doctors could help address European Working Time Directive shortage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... 03, 2015 HealthPostures, a pioneering ... announces its appearance at the , May 5 - ... HealthPostures will exhibit at the conference include its bestselling ... stand solutions is the 6100 TaskMate Executive. Features of ... an adjustable keyboard tray, extended platform work surface and ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 Vancouver fencing company, QS Fencing, has ... advice to prospective clients related to their questions on railings ... railings around their decks and patios. While that seems like ... up once the person rolls up their sleeve to start ... railing in finding a gate that matches it. , Instead ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 It’s a pattern ... natural disaster strikes anywhere on this planet, cyber scammers ... sympathy and compassion for their own personal gain. ... Emergency Readiness Team) issued an alert titled “Nepal ... email scams citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... East Liverpool, Ohio (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ... of East Liverpool City Hospital (ELCH) gathered to celebrate ... direction of River Valley Health Partners (RVHP), had zero ... and zero urinary catheter associated infections. ELCH was also ... , The management team at ELCH credited the ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... OR (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ZoomCare, ... it has submitted plans to offer its new healthcare ... Exchange. The ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance System is the ... up to enhance human performance. ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance ... healthcare delivery system that are subject to review and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 3Health News:Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4Health News:East Liverpool City Hospital Celebrates Patient Care Improvements 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2
... to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine,s ... researchers will present findings that show that many women are ... their routine third trimester screening and a rapid test performed ... a leading cause of neonatal infection. GBS is a bacterium ...
... and older, includes nearly 3.8 million divorced men and ... end-of-life issues can be particularly difficult for singles without ... University of Missouri provides insight into the experiences of ... assistance with daily tasks and management of health needs. ...
... -- More than one-quarter of women with apparent early-stage ... check for cancer spread, which nearly doubles these patients, ... at the University of California Davis Cancer Center and ... registry data of 721 presumed early-stage ovarian cancer patients ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In ... researchers found that taking folate during pregnancy didn,t appear ... data do not support a protective effect of folate on ... have an adverse effect on pregnancy either," said study author ...
... Bayston in the School of Clinical Sciences, PhD student and ... professional training fellowship of almost 160,000 from Arthritis Research UK ... with broken bones. Pins used to mend broken ... cent of patients being treated in this way develop infections, ...
... than two thousand physicians, some of the top ... medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for ... four days of intensive research presentations. Presentations ... (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , represent ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Third trimester group B streptococcus test doesn't accurately predict presence during labor 2Health News:Study examines phenomenon of women caring for ex-husbands 2Health News:Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth 2Health News:Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth 3Health News:Anti-bacterial collar to help mend broken bones 2Health News:SMFM highlights significance of spina bifida research findings 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... Calif. , May 1, 2015  Legendary actor ... Inc. in a new PBAFacts campaign designed to educate ... to learn more about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) and to ... idea that an actor has the ability to cry ... the lack of control experienced by people living with ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... PORTLAND, Ore. , May 1, 2015 ... medical risk assessment company that develops, manufactures and markets ... evaluating chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the ... "In the first quarter of 2015, Semler reported continued ... sequential quarter over quarter revenue growth of 14%," said ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... -- Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM ) reports results for ... Highlights , Sales increased 18% compared to the ... impact, driven by Innovator products and Controlled Substances. , ... first quarter of 2014. , GAAP Diluted EPS from ... last year and Adjusted Diluted EPS was $0.29 compared to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 2Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 3Semler Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Semler Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Semler Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Semler Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10Cambrex Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11
Desmarres Retractor Size 4...
Desmarrres Lid Retractor, round serrated handle, polished finish, overall length 130 mm....
Size 4 - 2.25 mm...
Highly versatile, efficient, compact and accurate digital readout display....
Medicine Products: